Mrs. Emma Gertrude Stevens
Randolph, who died September 17, 1957
MRS. RANDOLPH DIES
Heart Condition Claims Life at Age Of 78
Mrs. Gertrude Stevens Randolph of 986
Decatur, widow of former city employee
William S. Randolph, died at 10:55 a.m. yesterday at
Mrs. Randolph, who was 78, had been ill
with a heart condition.
Her husband, former employee of the
Public Works Department and assistant
city building inspector died in 1948.
Born in Nashville, Tenn., Mrs. Randolph
moved to Memphis as a child and had
lived here since. She was a member of Chelsea Avenue
Methodist Church for
more than 30 years and was recently honored there when she
received a lifetime
membership in the Women's Society of Christian Service.
She was also a member of the Northeast
Memphis Civic Club, and had been
a member of the American War Mothers.
Services will be held at 10 a.m.
tomorrow at National Funeral Home. The
Rev. Homer Johns will officiate and burial will be in
She leaves two sons, James P. Randolph
of Washington and Richard G.
Randolph of Cocoa, Fla.; six daughters, Mrs. George W.
Sammons, Mrs. William A.
Seymour, Mrs. Hester Hooker and Mrs. J. B. Lampley, all of
Mrs. William F. Hunt of Dallas and Mrs. A. W. Minardi of
sisters, Mrs. R. B. Pirtle, Mrs. E. J. Bettis and Mrs. T.
G. Tucker, all of Memphis,
and nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.